Oatstraw (Avena sativa)

Oatstraw is a nerve tonic, antidepressant, and relieves irritation of mucous membranes. This herb is slow to start acting but is long-lasting.

 


Oatstraw (Avena sativa) can help with the following

Metabolic  

Anorexia / Starvation Tendency

A nerve tonic and antidepressant, it also relieves irritation of mucous membranes. This herb is slow to start acting but is long-lasting.



Key

May do some good

Glossary

Mucous Membranes

The membranes, such as the mouse, nose, anus, and vagina, that line the cavities and canals of the body which communicate with the air.

Herbs

Herbs may be used as dried extracts (capsules, powders, teas), glycerites (glycerine extracts), or tinctures (alcohol extracts). Unless otherwise indicated, teas should be made with one teaspoon herb per cup of hot water. Steep covered 5 to 10 minutes for leaf or flowers, and 10 to 20 minutes for roots. Tinctures may be used singly or in combination as noted. The high doses of single herbs suggested may be best taken as dried extracts (in capsules), although tinctures (60 drops four times per day) and teas (4 to 6 cups per day) may also be used.

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